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Entry
EC 4.99.1.8                 Enzyme                                 

Name
heme ligase;
heme detoxification protein;
HDP;
hemozoin synthase
Class
Lyases;
Other lyases;
Sole sub-subclass for lyases that do not belong in the other subclasses
BRITE hierarchy
Sysname
Fe3+:ferriprotoporphyrin IX ligase (beta-hematin-forming)
Reaction(IUBMB)
2 ferriprotoporphyrin IX = beta-hematin
Substrate
ferriprotoporphyrin IX
Product
beta-hematin
Comment
This heme detoxifying enzyme is found in Plasmodium parasites and converts toxic heme to crystalline hemozoin. These organisms lack the mammalian heme oxygenase for elimination of heme.
History
EC 4.99.1.8 created 2009
Orthology
K17949  
heme ligase
Genes
PFA: 
PFD: 
PFH: 
PCB: 
PBE: 
PKN: 
PVX: 
PCY: 
TAN: 
TPV: 
BBO: 
BBOV_III009730(17.m07844)
BEQ: 
TGO: 
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Taxonomy
Reference
1  [PMID:18437218]
  Authors
Jani D, Nagarkatti R, Beatty W, Angel R, Slebodnick C, Andersen J, Kumar S, Rathore D
  Title
HDP-a novel heme detoxification protein from the malaria parasite.
  Journal
PLoS. Pathog. 4 (2008) e1000053.
  Sequence
[pfa:PF14_0446]
Other DBs
ExplorEnz - The Enzyme Database: 
IUBMB Enzyme Nomenclature: 
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BRENDA, the Enzyme Database: 

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